The End of Mississippi's Notorious Supermax Unit

Even in a nation known for its draconian prison conditions and brutal lockdown units,┬áthe supermax portion of Mississippi’s state penitentiary┬ástood out.┬á Critics and residents described it as a “horrific” and “wretched” place of “hopelessness and despair.” Or, as Chris Joyner described it last week in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Unit 32 was a nightmare, if sworn […]